[nSLUG] Remote Desktop

Greg gregmcal at eastlink.ca
Wed Nov 19 12:09:14 AST 2008

This is an equivalent to UVNC, but the problem is creating a VPN across the
internet without knowing the external IP or configuring the gateway/router
to allow the connection (I don't know them all and don't want to talk
clients through changing the settings and then restoring them. I am hoping
for a solution that a new client can setup without any knowledge of
gateways/routers. The Hamachi uses a server/client configuration to create a
personal VPN tunnelling through routers/fire walls/NATs without any
reconfiguring needed for most home/home office users which is what I am
looking for but would prefer to 
A) I would prefer to use my own server rather than depend on an external
server that I do not control
B) Use an open source product that works well in both Windows and Linux.

The VNC component is not the issue unless it is a packaged product

-----Original Message-----
From: nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca [mailto:nslug-bounces at nslug.ns.ca] On Behalf
Of crackers
Sent: November 19, 2008 11:34 AM
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Remote Desktop

Try http://www.tightvnc.com/download.html

On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 11:14 AM, Greg <gregmcal at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> I am moving from Windows to Linux and I am looking for a remote support
> solution to replace the one I am currently using. It needs to be available
> in both Linux and windows, and needs to replace the combination of Hamachi
> and UVNC I have been looking at on the windows side. It needs to be open
> source of course and hopefully as simple a setup. The tunnelling of
> allows me to access a computer without changing router/firewall/gateway
> settings on the client (need to be able to be installed and configured
> during a 5 min. phone call) but Hamachi is not open licensed, the Linux
> version is no longer in production and I am told the Linux version is
> Any suggestions would be helpful.
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